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Accident: 135087.015 - Employee Is Killed After Mower Tips, Neck Is Crushed By Rops

Accident: 135087.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 04/23/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1527073.01504/23/2021Paul Klager & Associates Landscaping
At 5:30 p.m. on April 23, 2021, an employee was riding an ExMark Laser Z- S Seri es mower mowing grass on a steep slope. The employee flipped the mower over a re taining wall after operating the mower in reverse on the slope. The employee suf fered compression injuries to his head, neck and abdomen and was killed after th e roll over protection system frame pinned his neck to the ground.
Keywords: abdomen, crushed, driver, head, inexperience, landscaping, lawn mower, neck, powered industrial vehicle, roll-over, rops, slope, struck by, training, unstable position, unstable surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1527073.015 68 M Fatality

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